Patton Oswalt

Oswalt first began performing standup comedy in the late 1980s or early 1990s, by his own reckoning. After writing for MADtv and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows. His most prominent and long-running role was as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. His first starring film role was as the voice of Remy, the lead character in the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille. He has also appeared in smaller roles in such films as Magnolia and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He lent his voice as in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a caller on the WTCR show "The Tight End Zone", and was the voice of a caller on "Chatterbox" on LCFR in the game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He was also the voice of a reporter on "New World Order", a radio show on VCPR in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Oswalt wrote the comic book story "JLA: Welcome to the Working Week", a backup story in Batman #600; a story for Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir #01 and a story for Masks: Too Hot for TV. Expanding his voice artist repertoire, he began voicing the villainous character "Tobey" on PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl in 2007. He also appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. In August 2007, he appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2007, he appeared on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, "The Original Fry Cook", as Jim. He also appears as Carl, the Corndog Hut's mascot in American Hi-Fi's music video for "Another Perfect Day". He also appears in an episode of Static Shock. On June 27, 2007, Oswalt was a special guest on the Emeril Live program on the Food Network to promote Ratatouille. Other recent appearances include an episode of Venture Bros. where he voiced an aging boy adventurer Robin parody. In 2008 Oswalt moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

In 2009, Oswalt played Paul Aufiero, the leading role in Robert D. Siegel's 2009 directorial debut, Big Fan. He was to star in a 2010 Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. However, the show was postponed then eventually canceled due to Megan Mullally's departure from the production when the director denied her request to replace Oswalt due to his lack of stage experience.[12]

He starred in the Showtime drama The United States of Tara as Neil, an employee of Four Winds Landscaping. He also provides the voice of Thrasher, a robot protagonist from the new Cartoon Network show, Robotomy.

In January 2011, Oswalt released his first book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.

In November 2011, Oswalt played the role of Hurlan Heartshe in the surrealist comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. In 2011, Oswalt also played the role of Matt Freehauf in Jason Reitman's black comedy Young Adult.

Latest 'Patton Oswalt' News

MST3K Reboot Lands Patton Oswalt as Son of TV's Frank

MST3K Reboot Lands Patton Oswalt as Son of TV's Frank

Patton Oswalt has come aboard to play the new Evil Henchman, TV's Son of TV's Frank, in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV reboot.
Patton Oswalt Pitches Unbreakable 2, Shyamalan Responds

Patton Oswalt Pitches Unbreakable 2, Shyamalan Responds

Patton Oswalt lays out his ideas to expand Unbreakable into a trilogy, and M. Night Shyamalan himself responds.
Captain America 2 Crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Teased in New Promo

Captain America 2 Crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Teased in New Promo

Plus, we have new photos featuring Patton Oswalt as Eric Koenig in Providence, airing Tuesday, April 15th at 8 PM ET on ABC.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clip 'Hero'

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clip 'Hero'

Walter's Wink has malfunctioned, what type of hero does it take to save a broken eHarmony account? Find out, in theaters this Christmas.
The Kitchen Sink Adds Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk

The Kitchen Sink Adds Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk

Arrested Development star Ian Roberts has also joined the cast of Robbie Pickering's monster mashup, in theaters October 25th, 2014.
Watch Patton Oswalt Pitch Star Wars 7 / Avengers Crossover on Parks and Recreation

Watch Patton Oswalt Pitch Star Wars 7 / Avengers Crossover on Parks and Recreation

The comedic actor kills off Chewbacca in this completely improvised 8-minute scene for a Star Wars filibuster during a Pawnee City Council meeting.
Nature Calls Red Band Trailer

Nature Calls Red Band Trailer

Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville star in this raunchy comedy about a Scoutmaster who loses sight of his apathetic troop, in cinemas this November.
Nature Calls Poster

Nature Calls Poster

Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville play two competitive brothers who lose sight of a scout troop in this upcoming comedy.
Patton Oswalt Eyes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Patton Oswalt Eyes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The actor will portray an affable eHarmony consultant who helps Ben Stiller's title character search for romance online.
Rango Wins Best Animated Feature at the 39th Annual Annie Awards

Rango Wins Best Animated Feature at the 39th Annual Annie Awards

The Simpsons won Best Animated TV Production at the awards ceremony, which was hosted by Patton Oswalt.
The Heart, She Holler Trailer

The Heart, She Holler Trailer

Patton Oswalt and Kristen Schaal star in Adult Swim's first live-action mini-series this November.
Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt Join Untitled Todd Rohal Comedy

Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt Join Untitled Todd Rohal Comedy

The duo will play battling brothers who reunite for a camping trip in Todd Rohal's latest directorial effort.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Begins Production

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Begins Production

Adam Brody, T.J. Miller, Rob Corddry and Rob Huebel join this drama about a relationship that builds as the world is ending.
Odd Thomas Lands Patton Oswalt

Odd Thomas Lands Patton Oswalt

The comedian will play a sculptor named Ozzie P. Boone in Stephen Sommers' drama about a young man who can communicate with the dead.
Patton Oswalt Wants to Be a Young Adult

Patton Oswalt Wants to Be a Young Adult

Patrick Wilson is also in talks for a role in this Jason Reitman comedy about a ghostwriter who returns to her hometown.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas Set Images Surface!

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas Set Images Surface!

The third film in this hilarious trilogy began filming today with Patton Oswalt and John Cho.
Patton Oswalt Already Out of Beach Lane?

Patton Oswalt Already Out of Beach Lane?

It seems the actor might not star in the NBC pilot after all.
Patton Oswalt Signs on for NBC's Beach Lane Pilot

Patton Oswalt Signs on for NBC's Beach Lane Pilot

The actor will star alongside Matthew Broderick and Kristen Johnston.